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17 Signs From Nature That Can Help You Predict the Weather (video)

Thick leaden clouds blanketed the sky and the air had a heavy, raw feel as we pushed off into the emerald green river. But at least temperatures hovered above freezing. We were embarking on a 10-mile float trip to hunt ducks and the last thing we needed was ice or snow to contend with.

8 Tips to Photograph the Vivid Colors of Fall

As the north winds begin to push south with Vs of Canadian geese, we are given a yearly opportunity to photograph vivid colors rarely seen in nature. Red and gold mix with the lingering green of summer. Blue skies seem more vivid and the sun’s rays fall at a pronounced angle, providing the observant photographer myriad opportunities for breathtaking images.

When it's Hot Out, Keep Your Cool With These 10 Tips

In the summer, or even fall, winter and spring in some parts of the world, heat can be a dangerous element in the outdoors. According to the Centers For Disease Control, 7,415 deaths in the United States were associated with exposure to excessive natural heat from 1999 to 2010. That’s an average of 618 per year!

7 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Outdoors This Summer

Now that school is out, don't let your kids sit around and become couch potatoes. Encourage your kids to get out and explore the great outdoors. There are countless options to choose from that can fit into anyone's budget. Every locale will vary as to options, but here's a list of some suggestions:

These Containers Make Staying Hydrated Easier Than Ever

Few things stimulate the senses and rejuvenate the body like quenching your thirst with big gulp of cool water in the great outdoors. Staying hydrated is important, especially in extreme temperatures. Mild dehydration can lead to fatigue, irritability, lightheadedness and, if left too long, heatstroke or limit the body's ability to stay warm in cold conditions. Staying hydrated is as simple as carrying adequate water and drinking often. This guide overviews the many container options for transporting liquids.

4 Ways to Make a Fire Without Matches or Lighter

A few decades ago, it would have been difficult to find an outdoorsman who couldn't start a campfire. Wood cookstoves and heating were used by almost everyone, and campfires brightened every outdoor adventure. Fire building was part of everyday life.